item donations for haiti

Friends Academy has strong connections to Haiti. From donating clothing and personal-care items, to providing computers and other forms of support, the FA community has opened its heart to this country. There are still many supplies that families-in-need could use, such as: toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, children’s multivitamins, and small toys.

In addition to the collaborative efforts of fifth grade students, families, faculty, and staff, Mrs. Reimer (our school nurse) will be participating in a medical mission to Haiti with the group Partners In Development. During the March break, she will have the means to transport the items collected with this group. Click here to learn more about Partners in Development.

Resources regarding Lice

Head lice can be a nuisance but they have not been shown to spread disease. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.

Here are helpful resources regarding lice:

http://www.headlice.org/

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html

According to the lice experts the best way to check for lice and nits is dampening the hair with water and a lubricant (conditioner, tea tree oil, coconut oil, etc.) then using a lice comb. This may need to be repeated over the course of several weeks.

Lice are an annoyance but with persistence they can be controlled. If you have any questions regarding lice or how to check your child’s head, please call me at school.

The Flu:

The influenza virus is hitting hard this year. Attached is a link to the latest CDC (Center for Disease Control) information regarding the flu activity.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.

Here are some suggestions on preventing the spread of the flu:

  • get the flu shot (it’s not too late!)
  • frequent hand washing with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
  • cough/sneeze into your elbow
  • stay home if you are sick and keep your child home if they are ill
  • stay home for 24 hours after the fever goes away